Updated: Mar 11
Knowing what to buy can be hard at the best of times, but what do you get for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s/Dementia?
Luckily there are a plethora of gift ideas out there; items that have been thoughtfully and specifically, designed and developed to aid independence and nurture minds. Gifts that are suited the varying stages of dementia, that help relax the mind and stay calm.
Throughout the early stages, activity books and puzzles are wholly beneficial, whereas
sensory stimulating gifts such as dolls or stuffed animal toys are great for nurturing during the later stages, along with soft, comfortable, easy to wear clothing.
Personalised gifts such as memory boxes and photograph albums, music and films are a wonderful idea, evoking happy memories and aiding them to reminisce.
Fidget books and toys provide calm and comfort, they keep hands and minds busy as well as aid focus and co-ordination.
Large-image card games such as snap and pairs, along with and simple games such as snakes & ladders, ludo etc can help deliver cognitive stimulation and are also perfect to be enjoyed with family members of all ages, allowing everyone to be included.
For some great gift ideas, take a look at the following websites: